Police calls, revenue soar in 2019

Chief attributes dramatic increases in numbers to ‘young guys getting after it’
Ozaukee Press Staff

Thanks to improved record-keeping and motivated staff, the Saukville Police Department saw a dramatic uptick in calls and revenues in 2019, Police Chief Robert Meyer told the village Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

Revenues from citations filed with the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court through November were up 27.15%, or $10,925, compared to the first 11 months in 2018, Meyer said.

December figures won’t be available for another month, he added.

“We have some young guys getting after it,” Meyer said of his department in explaining the jump.

Officers responded to 7,853 calls in 2019, up 1,364 from 2018, he said. 

The increase in the number of calls was due to more stringent reporting practices that were instituted in 2019, he said.

The number of criminal arrests was largely unchanged, with 292 — 34 of them for felonies — compared to 298 in 2018.  

Meyer said the increased performance was remarkable in that there were new officers in training throughout the year.

“We spent the entire year with people in training at some time,” he said.

Meyer expects that to improve in 2020 with his department fully staffed.

“We have a good young staff,” he said.



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